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Bride of Frankenstein, 10 May 2011
6/10

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Bride of Frankenstein is the return of our classic friend Frankenstein, who may be an evil creation, shows us how big his heart is in this movie. on the run from angry villagers Frankenstein comes across his very first companion a blind man who can not see how monstrous he is and therefore is not scared of Frankenstein. for the short while these two get to be companions Frankenstein learns to do some basic things, such as speak, not much but enough to tell you what he wants and when is old man friend is taken from him he makes it clear he wants a friend. with a little help from a couple mad scientists Frankenstein is granted a lady friend who alas wants not much to do with him. Throughout this classic black and white horror we see just what a compassionate monster Frankenstein really is.

Do The Right Thing, 10 May 2011
8/10

Do The Right Thing is a powerful movie full of the everyday struggles facing the minorities of this world. this movie plunges you into the intercity life and shows you things you may have never seen. Do The Right Thing is full of struggle and discrimination, but the movie leaves itself open, it's not blunt about such subjects, instead it integrates them in a highly intelligent way and really makes the viewer think. besides the focus on racism and discrimination this movie brings to light struggles we all face everyday; keeping a job, making money, raising children, etc... but this movie shows you another world and by the end has your mind boggling. This movie is powerful and sends out a strong message, with no resolve by the end, this movie really does leave you wondering "what is the right thing?"

Annie Hall (1977)
Annie Hall, 10 May 2011
8/10

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Annie Hall is the story of a quirky couple and a New York mans inability to be in a long lasting relationship. We start off with this small dorky man who is afraid of everything, who over and over again has failed at relationships, and he meets this eccentric young women who throws him through a loop. like other Woody Allan movies there are some unique directing techniques such as characters who stop to talk directly to the audience and so on, but Annie Hall is an excellent romantic comedy that everyone can relate to. This movie is full of good laughs and colorful scenes that contain the good and bad times in a relationship. This movie brings to light so many things that a couple goes through that not everyone gets to see.

The Graduate, 10 May 2011

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This movie definitely tested the waters of New Hollywood. After years of censorship directors where once again free to show no mercy. This story is full of unsurity, sexual affair, and seduction. when a young man falls in the bed of an older married woman things get complicated, but the get even worse when he falls for her daughter. through false accusation and jealousy a young Dustin Hoffman fights to get his girl. This movie has a little of everything, it is comedic, unexpected and completely out there, but it was colorful visually and in context, as well as completely interesting and impossible not to pay attention too. This movie is surely one i would see again and again.

The Killing, 10 May 2011
8/10

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This movie is one i really enjoyed watching. I loved seeing the plan hatched and unfold before your eyes. watching the outside help be hired and the deceit outside of the plan. George the obvious weak link and his manipulative wife Sheri really put the pressure on the whole scheme. it was very interesting,and well put together when the movie gets to the race and we get to see each man's part carried out exactly as it was supposed to be and the time frames and where it fit in the entire plan. watching the whole thing really unfold was quite spectacular. In the end the weakest link really looses it, in a way i don't think anyone thought possible of him, finally giving his wife what she deserves. and finally at the airport when all that money goes flying away, my heart sank...all that planning and work for nothing.

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Singin' in the Rain, 10 May 2011
9/10

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This movie is bright and happy, beautifully colored and sang. The story itself is of becoming someone in a town where it is offal easy to be no one; Hollywood. These starlets fight to be at the top and do an amazing performance throughout. not to mention the comedy and adorable love story that all take place in this beautifully done musical. I, myself truly like musicals and this one was fantastic by my standards. I was surprised with the quality of the color and sound and just the brilliance of the comedy. the whole musical was a crazy run around with so many things happening all at once, you couldn't not pay attention. In conclusion you could say i really loved this movie, though it had its moments all and all it was truly spectacular.

The Big Heat, 3 April 2011
9/10

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This fast-paced film-noir will have you engaged right from the start. It is filled with murder, hurt, vigilantism, and a desire for revenge. When the wife of a detective is brutally murdered upon his further investigation of a suspicious suicide. Following his gut he is not afraid to ask the questions that need to be asked and outcasts himself to gain redemption. After putting his investigating skills to work to figure out the mysterious workings of a powerful man who he believes gave the order for the bomb that killed his wife he is assisted by a women involved in the game who ends up helping him to gain her own revenge and in the end killing herself to help him set things straight by killing an annoying old women and exposing the secrets of a man who ran the city behind the curtains.

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Foreign Correspondant, 3 April 2011
7/10

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This film was an excellent tale of love and deception. A young man sent to find a story in the middle of dangerous turmoil only to discover more than he ever hoped for; a women to love and the story of a lifetime. This young man follows his intuition despite the fact that no one believes him. He ends up convincing a young women who has intrigued him from the beginning only to fall madly in love with one another. After some digging and a few assassination attempts our young reporter uncovers a big secret about his future father in-law; that he is working with the Germans as a spy while running a prestigious league against such people.later after permission from his lover does he share his father-in-laws secrets with the world, showing them the hard and ugly truth.

Grapes of Wrath, 3 April 2011
5/10

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This film brings to light the great struggles people went through during the depression. It is a brutal reality check of what our futures may hold, a world of struggle and hurt that we can not even fathom. This hard working hopeful family is only one on the long road to a more fruitful life, and though along the way they hear of the good and bad to come they continue on. Throughout their journey one by one family members are lost; through death and separation. When they finally arrive to their land of hope it is one of little earnings and less than humane working conditions. In the end after all they have gone through they remain held together by Ma who never gives up on her family, constantly pushing them to persevere.

Casablanca (1942)
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Casablanca, 3 March 2011
10/10

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This movie was excellent, I really liked the comedy in all of the seriousness. I thought despite all of the politics and revolt, that this was a beautiful story of love, and struggle. The relationships between all of the characters was amazing, the way they all just seemed to belong together in this time and place, in these situations. though all of the characters work to pull the wool over each others eyes and keep out of view of the Germans, in the end one large scheme pulls everyone together and allows everyone to end up where they belong. Through Ricks many connections in Casablanca he is able to run a money making business that also acts as a safe house for exchange of things not so legal at this time, and brings him a part of his past he would of much rather lived without ever remembering again...Ilsa. In the end nothing is really what it seems...


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